Under the lead direction of the Assistant Director of Academic Support Services, the Academic Coordinator will assist student-athletes who are at-risk in developing and achieving academic objectives through one-on-one meetings. Academic Coordinators model and teach successful study skills and strategies as well as how to utilize tutorial services on GradesFirst. They will direct student-athletes to the appropriate university resources necessary for their academic, athletic, and personal success. The goal of the mentoring program is to provide student-athletes with the skills necessary to foster independent learning by monitoring each student’s academic progress using numerous resources. Academic Coordinators will take on the role of setting up and leading review sessions for specific classes as part of their duties. Academic Coordinators also provide tutorial service for specific subject courses in which they are competent. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Academic Services who oversees the mentor/tutor program.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of one year of experience in professional Student Services work at the entry trainee level. Equivalent amounts of graduate level, job-related education may be substituted for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Master's Degree in related field (or working towards completion of Master's Degree in related field).
Prior experience working with at-risk students and student-athletes.
Prior experience leading and setting up review sessions.
Prior experience as a Division I student-athlete.
High-level knowledge of NCAA rules.
Possession of long-term goal to work in the field of student-athlete academic support services departments.
Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time (.75 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2019 with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work schedule to be determined based on operational needs. Incumbent works 10 months per year and is paid over 12 months. Anticipated month(s) off will be determined by operational needs.
Internal Number: 6598
About San Diego State University
San Diego State University is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego.
Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 19 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.